As followers of Christ living in the superpower of America, should we still use the imagery of warfare in our times of worship? There are, of course, many references to warfare in the Old Testament, including many in the Psalms.
But that was written in the time of Israel, really before they could even be defined as a nation by our standards. It totally doesn't have the same effect when American Christians sing about warfare and the destroying of enemies. In fact, when recently looking through a popular, mainstream songbook/cd set for new worship songs, we actually came across these lyrics:
"part the heavens and come down, burn the mountains with fire, scatter all who are against your light, train our hands for war."
What do you think?